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Songwon announced that it has commissioned a second thermoplastic polyurethane production line at its site in Suwon, South Korea, extending the plant's production capacity from 7,000 t/y to 12,000 t/y.

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At Fakuma 2017, Hexpol TPE announced plans for further investment and capacity expansion at its site in Lichtenfels, Germany. The investment includes the installation of a new twin-screw production line as well as investment in infrastructure, sub-systems and equipment to support further expansion of the business.

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Following the announcement made in July 2017 about entering into contracts with Evonik and thyssenkrupp to produce propylene oxide, Mol Group has recently signed an additional agreement with thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (Thailand) Ltd covering technological steps to convert propylene-oxide into polyether polyols and propylene glycols.

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Dow Polyurethanes, a business unit in the Materials Science division of DowDuPont, has won “Sustainability Product of the Year” in the 2017 Sustainability Awards programme by Business Intelligence Group.

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Invista announced that it is expanding capacity at its polyols manufacturing facilities. According to the company, it will install a new reactor at its Terate aromatic polyester polyols manufacturing facility in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. This investment is in addition to recently achieved capacity increases at its facility in Wilmington, NC, USA, the company said. No details on the production capacities were disclosed.

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The 61st annual Polyurethanes Technical Conference comes to Atlanta, GA, USA, from 1 – 3 October 2018. The organiser, the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), has issued a Call for Papers and a Call for Posters to be presented at the event.

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The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA), the educational and technical resource to the spray polyurethane foam (SPF) industry, has announced key features of The Sprayfoam Show 2018 Convention & Expo to be held 29 January – 1 February 2018 in Mobile, AL, USA.

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Covestro announced that it will expand its thermoplastic polyurethane production capacity in North America by 25 % by debottlenecking its New Martinsville, WV, USA, manufacturing facility. The additional capacity is expected to come online in the second quarter of 2018.

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According to reports by the US news agency “PetroChemical News” on 2 October 2017, BASF has started construction on a new steam methane reformer (SMR) at its methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) facility in Chongqing, China, to enhance the reliability of MDI production at the site.

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According to a report by “The Taipei Times” on 12 September 2017, Covestro (Taiwan) Ltd. announced that it will expand the TPU production capacity at its plant in Changhua, Taiwan.

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